Stephanie Schechter

Strategic Branding + Design

Highly creative, detail oriented designer with over 20 years of experience in consumer marketing related branding, industrial design, print design, web design and creative direction.


Expertise

Brand Strategy
Visual Identity Design
Retail Display + Retail Brand Experience Design
Graphic Design for Print + Web
User Experience + User Interface
Creative Direction


Professional Experience

Senior Designer + Project Manager at The Elliott Group

1994 - Present

Industrial design, graphic design, project management and creative direction of point-of-purchase displays, retail fixtures and environments for national and international consumer product brands

Clients include: TomTom, Withings, Livescribe, Sonos, Vera Bradley, Columbia Sportswear, Timberland, Keds, Guess,
Jacuzzi, Cabot Stain, Keurig, FGX, Raymarine, Crabtree & Evelyn, Polar USA

Senior Interaction Designer, UX/UI at Fusion Labs

August 2013 - January 2014

User interface and user experience design, branding and creative direction for e-commerce, informational, B2B and B2Cweb/mobile sites

Workshop Leader + Mentor

January 2010 - Present

Mentoring and pro-bono workshop teaching for entrepreneurs who are launching new ventures through organizations including Bryant University, MicroMentor, Startup Weekend, WordCamp, Betaspring, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, Founders League, Workbar Boston and PVD Lady Project

Mentoring + Workshop Subjects:

Defining Brand Attributes
Creating User Profiles
User Experience Strategy
Prioritizing Goals and Action Steps
Becoming Your Own Creative Director
Creating Successful Design Initiatives
Visual Identity Design
User Interface Design
Designing Brand Experiences

Independent Designer + Creative Director

1996 - Present

Creative direction, visual identity design, web design, and graphic design of marketing materials for
entrepreneurs who are launching new initiatives

Co-owner + Business/Marketing Manager at Fire Works Catering

2003 - Present

Business planning and strategy, financial management, branding, visual identity development and marketing
for a full-service, off-site catering company

Startup Weekend Providence Co-Organizer

April 2013 – October 2013

Co-organizer for the 2013 Providence edition of a global grassroots moment that empowers entrepreneurs to pitch ideas, build teams, and create startup businesses in 54 hours


Education

Rhode Island School of Design
BFA, Industrial Design, 1990 - 1994